I can hardly believe it's true, but I can finally say that I have knit my first PAIR of socks! Woo-hoo! I am so happy, I can hardly contain myself! This is a huge milestone for me, after many months hobbling along on this sock journey . There have been many triumphs along the way, too- turning my first heel, kitchenering up my first toe (which reminds me: don't look too closely at sock #1), finishing the first sock, and now completing my first whole pair! The excitement and giddy sense of accomplishment is almost to much to bear.
I could not have done this alone. I would very possibly still be sitting here today without a single sock to show off, let alone two, if it weren't for a few lovely ladies, so I think a quick shout out is in order. Many thanks to my friend-slash-sock mentor for showing me the ropes (or yummy Koigu KPPPM, as the case may be) and for all her guidance along the way, and thanks also my two fabulous Loopy Girls for all their support and encouragement (you can never underestimate the power of repeated "Youcandoit!" cheers). And I couldn't leave out a special shout out to the Knitting Olympics, for providing me with an opportunity to challenge myself to just finish these freaking things already!
These socks are not perfect. But, they are my first born pair, and they will always hold a special place in my heart, wonkiness and all! I couldn't be happier with them.
The only downside to all of this is that I am embarking on what seems to be a burgeoning sock yarn addiction. I want more Koigu KPPPM! Like, now! But I will (try) to hold off until I use up the ball of Lana Grossa Meilenweit that I bought months and months ago, as well as the hank of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock that I bought at Stitches. I can see why sock knitting can be so addictive. I can't wait to start on another pair! Hopefully the next one won't take me 5 months and an Olympics to complete! ;)